Stonyhurst Sprinters


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Team story

[p][i][img][/img]“Men and women for others”[/i] is at the heart of everything we do here at Stonyhurst College. In a bid to help those less fortunate than ourselves, we intend to raise £12,000 to support the work of Jesuit Missions. By running the marathon and raising awareness, we aim to put our faith into action and make a positive change to the lives of those in most need.[/p][p]We are running the London Marathon in 2019 in memory of Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Jesuit priest who was tragically murdered in South Sudan in November 2018.[/p][p]Fr Victor-Luke was a Jesuit priest who chose to work in one of the most dangerous and difficult places on earth. He was deeply committed to the people of South Sudan where he had been working for the last ten years. Fr Victor-Luke lived in Cuiebet where he worked at the local teacher training centre, where he also had big plans to build a new college. Sadly, he was killed by assailants who broke into his accommodation during the night.[/p][p]South Sudan has been struggling through a civil war since 2013 displacing hundreds of thousands of people and killing around 400, 000. It has the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. The UN claims that up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education. Fr Victor-Luke wanted to change this. Jesuit Missions wants to continue his legacy by supporting the teacher training centre where he worked and to continue his plans to educate and inspire as many South Sudanese children to go to school as possible.[/p][p]Jesuit Missions is the international development agency and mission office for the Jesuits in Britain. For over 50 years it has supported vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.[/p][p]The money we raise from running the London Marathon this year will go to support Jesuit Missions life changing work across the world. This year, amongst other things, they are supporting Loyola Secondary school in Wau, South Sudan. Their current priorities are to provide a new school bus, enhancing the safety and protection of the students, the building of new toilets to support the growing school population and an additional water tower to supply more water points to the students.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Meet the team:[/p][p][b]Ben Burgess – Drama teacher[/b][/p][p][b]Julie Greenwood – Religious Studies teacher & Pastoral Head[/b][/p][p][b]Jillian Hargreaves – School secretary[/b][/p][p][b]Louise Lavery - Religious Studies teacher[/b][/p][p][b]Katie Marshall – Art teacher[/b][/p][p][b]Jess Pye – Sports & Economics teacher[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]A big thank you from all the team for showing your support! It is greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards making a brighter future for those less fortunate than ourselves. No matter how small the donation…every penny counts![/p][p]See you at the finish line! (We’ll be in front of the wombles!)[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Dec 2018


May 20, 2019

Siobhan graham

Congratulations to all of you who participated. Siobhan


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019

Doug Farky

Great effort well done for dragging your carcass around Budgey


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Clair and Richard Statham


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


Well done, it’s a tremendous accomplishment!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Emma Kay

Well done everyone!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Frances M Duffy

Well done everybody! Let's hear it for the Glasgow Girl!


Apr 30, 2019

Marion Campbell

Well done Julie and colleagues you should all be very proud of yourselves!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Well done everyone!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Well done on training for and completing your first marathon Jess Pye.. Respect..!!! xx

Apr 29, 2019

Zeta McDermott

Well done Ben 👏🏻👏🏻


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Benjamin Burgess

Benjamin Burgess

Jessica Pye

Jessica Pye

Jillian Hargreaves

Jillian Hargreaves

Louise Lavery

Louise Lavery

Katie Marshall

Katie Marshall

Julie Greenwood

Julie Greenwood

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